Big Game Treestands CR3901-S Instruction manual

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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
MODEL
NUMBER
CR3801-S
CR3811-S
CR3806-S
CR3813-S
CR3901-S
CR4055-S
CR4105-S
CR4106-S
CR4200-S
CR4250-S
CR4301-S
CR4500-S
CR4601-S
CR4801-S
CR4850-S
CR5005-S
CR5020-S
PRODUCT
NAME
THE WARRIoR
THE WARRIoR DX
NEXTGEN STEALTH™
NEXTGEN STEALTH™ DX
THE ULTRA-VIEW™ DX
THE TITAN™ XT
THE SKYBoX™ DELUXE
THE LEGEND™
THE EXECUTIVE™
THE ARCH RIVAL™
THE MAXIM
THE INfINITY™
THE SKY-RISE™
THE BIG BUDDY®
THE GUARDIAN
THE PARTNER® PRo
THE PARTNER® PLUS SELECT
# OF
PERSONS
CARRYING CAPACITY
(USER AND EqUIPMENT)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
one (1)
Two (2)
Two (2)
Two (2)
Two (2)
Two (2)
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
300 lbs /136 kg
500 lbs / 227kg
500 lbs / 227kg
500 lbs / 227kg
500 lbs / 227kg
500 lbs / 227kg
WARNING! These products carry strict weight restrictions. DO NOT use these
product(s) if you exceed these total weight limitations. Please note that these
weight limitations include the user and their equipment. Failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
A safe treestand hunting video has been included. Please view it in its entirety prior
to using this product!
Thank you for your purchase of this quality Big Game® Treestands product. To ensure
your personal safety, please take a moment to carefully read this instruction manual
in its entirety before attempting to set-up, install and/or otherwise use this Big Game®
Treestands product. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury
or death!
Should you have any questions about the installation and/or use of this product,
or any other Big Game® Treestands product(s) do not hesitate to call one of our
customer service representatives toll free at (800) 268 - 5077 or visit us online at
www.BigGameTreestands.com. Our customer service representatives will answer
any questions you may have about any of the complete line of Big Game®
Treestands products.
Do not return this product to the retailer if you have any damaged or missing parts.
Call Big Game® Treestands for replacement of any damaged or missing parts toll
free at (800) 268-5077.
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
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LADDERSTAND
USAGE INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS
ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
PLEASE NOTE THAT WARNING! statements have been placed throughout this Instruction
Manual. These statements point out important safety information and instructions,
which, if not followed could endanger the personal safety and/or property of the operator.
It is imperative that the operator of this product, or any other product(s) read and follow
all the instructions and warnings contained in this Manual prior to attempting to use this
product(s), or any other product(s). failure to comply with these instructions and/or
warnings may result in serious personal injury or death!
WARNING! failure to read and strictly comply with the instructions contained in this
Instruction Manual may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! fALLS fRoM A TREESTAND CAN oCCUR ANYTIME AfTER LEAVING THE
GRoUND. THESE fALLS CoULD RESULT IN EITHER SERIoUS INjURY oR DEATH! foR
YoUR PERSoNAL SAfETY, PLEASE TAKE A MoMENT To CAREfULLY READ THIS PRoDUCT
INSTRUCTIoN MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY BEfoRE ATTEMPTING To ASSEMBLE, SET-UP,
INSTALL AND/oR oTHERWISE USE THIS BIG GAME®PRoDUCT. AT LEAST ANNUALLY,
REVIEW THE CoNTENTS of THIS INSTRUCTIoN MANUAL AND WATCH THE SAfE
TREESTAND HUNTING DVD. ADDITIoNALLY, KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIoNS foR THE
ENTIRE DURATIoN THAT YoU oWN THIS PRoDUCT(S). fAILURE To foLLoW THESE
INSTRUCTIoNS MAY RESULT IN SERIoUS INjURY oR DEATH!
WARNING! A “Treestand Safety: It's Up To You" DVD has been included with this treestand.
Please view it in its entirety prior to using this or any other Big Game® product(s).
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! THE SAfE USE AND oPERATIoN of THIS PRoDUCT IS THE SoLE
RESPoNSIBILITY of THE USER. IT IS ALSo THE SoLE RESPoNSIBILITY of THE oWNER
To PRoVIDE ANY PERSoN(S) WHo BoRRoW oR PURCHASE THIS PRoDUCT WITH
THESE INSTRUCTIoNS AND THE AfoRE MENTIoNED TREESTAND SAFETY: IT'S UP TO YOU
DVD. fAILURE To foLLoW THESE INSTRUCTIoNS MAY RESULT IN SERIoUS INjURY
oR DEATH! ADDITIoNALLY, fAILURE To foLLoW THIS INSTRUCTIoN MAY SUBjECT YoU
To PERSoNAL LIABILITY PENALTIES AS DETERMINED BY THE U.S. jUDICIAL SYSTEM.
WARNING! Prior to each hunt, you must inform someone of your hunting location,
including the specific location of your treestand and the expected duration of your hunt.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Prior to each hunt, make sure that you have a signaling device (e.g., mobile
phone, radio, whistle, signal flare or Personal Locator Device (PLD)) in your possession
and in an operable condition. This device must be within easy access should you
experience the need to contact emergency assistance. failure to follow these instructions
may result in serious injury or death!
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO USING THIS PRODUCT.
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
WARNING! Do not remove, modify, and/or omit any portion or otherwise mechanically
modify this Big Game®product(s) or its assemblies in any manner. Modification, misuse,
and/or part substitution shall immediately void your factory warranty and may result
in serious injury or death! If you suspect that a part(s) is missing and/or defective,
immediately contact Big Game® toll-free at 800-268-5077 for replacement of missing
or defective parts. Never modify your stand in any way by making repairs, or altering,
adding or attaching anything to it except if explicitly authorized in writing by Big Game®.
ALWAYS USE GENUINE FACTORY AUTHORIZED BIG GAME REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE
OF ANY REPLACEMENT PARTS OTHER THAN GENUINE BIG GAME PARTS VOIDS YOUR
WARRANTY AND MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH!
WARNING! ALWAYS inspect/check ALL expiration dates/tags on all straps and the
full-body fall arrest harness and its components prior to each use. You must replace
ALL straps and suspension seats EVERY year. Never use any strap(s) or full-body
fall arrest harness that has expired and/or is showing any signs of damage and/or
wear. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury and death!
WARNING! Make certain all chains, cable straps, etc. are tightened per this Instruction
Manual prior to use. All treestand contact points must be in contact with the tree
before you step onto the stand. The correct adjustment and tightening of attachment
hardware is critical to the stable installation of this treestand. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! This product(s) is designed for adult use only. No one under the age of
16 should attempt to use this or any other product(s) without direct adult supervision.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Prior to attempting to use this or any other Big Game®product(s) you must
take a moment and become familiar with its assembly, setup and installation. You
must practice installing, setting-up and using this product(s) at ground-level prior to
attempting to use it at heights above ground-level. once you have become thoroughly
knowledgeable and comfortable with this Big Game® product(s) setup, installation
and use at ground-level, you are now ready to use it at heights above ground-level.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Several Big Game® treestands are equipped with a footrest, armrests
and/or shooting rail. Neither the footrest, armrests nor the shooting rail have been
designed to support the users weight. Under no circumstances should you place
any more than fifteen (15) pounds of weight on these structures. Doing so will put
the user in serious risk of injury or death. failure to follow these instructions may
result in serious injury or death!
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
WARNING! You must wear a fall Arrest System (fAS) comprising of a full-body fall
arrest harness at all times after leaving the ground. You must stay connected at all
times after leaving the ground while using fixed position treestands. Single safety belts
and chest harnesses are no longer allowed and should never be used. If you are not
wearing a full-body fall arrest harness that is properly attached to the tree to protect
you from a fall, do not leave the ground. failure to follow these instructions may result
in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Never attempt to climb up or down with a weapon and/or gear in your
possession. ALWAYS unload your weapon and pull it up to hunting height using a
tether or pull up rope. ALWAYS lower your unloaded weapon down to the ground prior
(when raising or lowering firearms, the chamber must be open and the barrel
pointing toward the ground) to attempting to climb up or climb down. Use this same
method when raising or lowering all other gear. failure to follow these instructions
may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Prior to each use thoroughly inspect the treestand and all safety devices
each time before use for signs of wear, rot, corrosion, cracks, deterioration and/or
any other type of defect. Make certain that your treestand is tight and secure prior
to use. Protect this product from extended exposure to direct sunlight, excessive heat
or freezing temperatures by storing inside when not in use. Do not use this or any
other product(s) if it shows evidence of wear, rot, corrosion, cracks, deterioration and/or
any other type of defect. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious
injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT use this or any other Big Game®products(s) if you have a history of
heart problems, back problems, impaired vision, joints that lock-up, spinal fusions,
equilibrium problems, high blood pressure, are not well-rested and/or any other
physical impairment that may limit your ability to use and/or operate this product(s)
in the safe manner outlined in this Instruction Manual. Additionally, do not use this
or any other Big Game® product(s) if you are currently taking medication (including
prescription) and/or using and/or consuming any substance, including alcohol, that
may limit your ability to use this Big Game® product(s) as outlined and described in
the Instruction Manual. Never use a treestand when feeling ill, nauseous or dizzy.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT attempt to make adjustments to this product while in the treestand.
All adjustments must be made with the entire treestand on the ground. failure to
follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO USING THIS PRODUCT.
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
WARNING! DO NOT leave your Big Game® product(s) installed for more than two
weeks (14 days). Any number of factors can jeopardize its installation and integrity.
These include, but are not limited to, weather or other environmental factors that can
negatively affect its performance. Animals can also cause damage to your Big Game®
product(s) that can negatively affect its performance and your safety. Additionally,
factors such as tree growth can stress and damage supporting straps, chains and/or
buckles. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! ALWAYS inspect the treestand and all safety devices prior to each use.
DO NOT use product if it shows signs of wear, damage, deterioration, or vandalism.
factors such as tree growth, vandals, weather and animals may affect the performance
of an unattended treestand. failure to follow these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT modify, fix/repair, alter, bend, cut, weld, or heat the treestand
in any way. Also, do not attach anything to your treestand without explicit authorized
and written instructions from the manufacturer. failure to follow these instructions will
void your warranty and may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Strict weight limitations have been set for each product to ensure your
personal safety. Note the weight limitations of your stand and that this weight limit
includes the user and equipment. NEVER EXCEED THESE WEIGHT LIMITATIONS!
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT attempt to use this or any other Big Game® product(s) when
ice, snow, and/or freezing rain has deposited or formed on any portion of the tree
or stand you intend to climb. Do not attempt to use this or any other Big Game®
product(s) when thunderstorms are threatening and/or present within five (5) miles.
Do not attempt to use this or any other product(s) when any other adverse weather
condition presents itself. These include, but are not limited to, weather conditions
which have the potential for producing winds, lightning, rain, snow, sleet and/or any
other atmospheric condition which may limit the user's ability to operate this Big
Game® product(s) in a safe manner as described in this Instruction Manual. Should
inclement weather conditions arise during your use of this Big Game® product(s),
return to the ground immediately. failure to follow these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT jump or bounce on the treestand platform and/or the seat to
engage the stand to the tree. failure to follow these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
WARNING! BEFORE each use, make sure all nuts and bolts are secure. CHECK all
hardware and webbing prior to every use to make sure that no damage has occurred
to hardware and that webbing (as applicable) is not cut or frayed. Keep webbing
from coming into contact with any sharp edges. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF
ANY DAMAGE IS SUSPECTED. failure to follow these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
WARNING! REPLACE any damaged or worn part with original parts. Replace
attachment belts every three years and when not in use store in a dry, cool, safe
place away from sunlight. Never store a treestand or any of its components
outdoors when not in use. To purchase parts contact us at 800-268-5077. failure
to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! ALWAYS wear the appropriate foot wear when using a treestand. A
good non-slip safety boot is important for your safety. Be especially careful that boot
laces do not get hooked on the tree stand or climbing aids (tuck shoelaces into boot
before climbing). failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or
death!
WARNING! DO NOT use this product, or attempt to use a treestand, on a dead, leaning,
diseased, loose barked tree (bark that flakes or falls off), irregular shaped trees, or utility
poles. DO NOT use this product on any tree that does not allow for a level standing
platform. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! NEVER hunt out of a treestand at heights at which you are not
completely comfortable. Depending upon the tree and hunting conditions, choose
the minimum hunting height that allows for safe, effective hunting. failure to follow
these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT use this, or any other product(s) to climb utility poles, telephone
poles, structural columns or any other man-made structures. Never use this or any other
product(s) around power generation (e.g., transformers, generators, substations, etc.)
and/or power transmission equipment. Never use a treestand on a dead, leaning, diseased
or loose barked tree. NEVER USE A TREE BRANCH, OR ANY PORTION OF A TREE,
TO SUPPORT ANY PORTION OF YOUR WEIGHT OR AS A HAND HOLD. failure to
follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT stand on the treestand seat. failure to follow these instructions
may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! This Big Game® product(s) was designed for installation on trees with
a minimum diameter of nine (9) inches. DO NOT use your Big Game® product(s) on
trees with trunk diameters that do not meet this minimum diameter requirement.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO USING THIS PRODUCT.
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
WARNING! A minimum of three (3) adults is required to install and/or remove a ladderstand.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! The criss-cross straps and stabilization devices must be attached before
attempting to climb to the seating/standing platforms. failure to follow these instructions
may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! When installing a ladderstand, always apply weight on the first rung to set
the ladder firmly into the ground. failure to follow these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
WARNING! Check the ground under ladderstands and climbing systems to make
sure it is firm and level. Sloping ground or uneven surfaces (one side on a rock) can
cause the ladder to tilt or shift off the tree as you climb. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! ALWAYS maintain three-point contact when climbing up/down a tree
when using climbing aids. Proper three-point contact means having either two feet
with one hand or one foot with two hands on the step portion of the climbing aids
at all times when climbing up or down. failure to follow these instructions may
result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! ALWAYS lean forward as you climb and attach your full-body fall arrest
harness to the tree before securing the platform to the tree and stepping onto the
platform. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
Should you have any questions about the assembly, installation or use of this
product, or any other product, please do not hesitate to call one of our customer
service representatives at 800-268-5077 and they will answer all questions you may
have about any of the complete line of products.
To activate your product’s warranty, a registration card can be found on page 103 and
must be completed and returned to the manufacturer within 30 days of purchase. Be
sure to keep a copy of this for your records.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES AND REPLACEMENT PARTS
Any number of innovative accessories are available and sold separately to compliment
your new climbing system. only genuine authorized accessories should be used with your
climbing system. Genuine replacement parts are also available online or via telephone.
Should you require parts or service, or if you just have a question about this, or any
other product(s), simply give one of our customer service representatives a call
toll-free at 800 -268 - 5077 or visit www.biggametreestands.com
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS
USAGE INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS
WARNING! Failure to read and strictly comply with the instructions contained
here may result in serious injury or death!
READ THE FULL - BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS MANUAL CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW
ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS! YOUR FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS IS DESIGNED
FOR A MAXIMUM CAPACITY (USER AND EQUIPMENT) OF 300 POUNDS (136 kg).
ADDITIONALLY, YOUR FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS MUST BE REPLACED AFTER
THREE (3) YEARS OF SERVICE! PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FULL- BODY FALL ARREST
HARNESS REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE A FALL OR SHOULD
IT EXCEED THE THREE (3) YEAR SERVICE PERIOD.
WARNING! Prior to attempting to use this or any other product(s) you must take a
moment and become familiar with its assembly, setup and installation. You must
practice installing, setting-up and using your full- body fall arrest harness at
ground - level prior to attempting to use it at heights above ground-level. once you
have become thoroughly knowledgeable and comfortable with this product(s) setup,
installation, and use at ground-level, you are now ready to use it at heights above
ground - level. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! You must wear a fall Arrest System (fAS) comprising of a full-body fall arrest
harness at all times after leaving the ground. You must stay connected at all times
after leaving the ground while using fixed position treestands. Single safety belts and
chest harnesses are no longer preferred and should never be used. If you are not
wearing a full-body fall arrest harness that is protecting you from a fall, do not leave
the ground. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! You must practice putting the full-body fall arrest harness on, adjusting,
and using your full-body fall arrest harness at ground-level in the presence of a
responsible adult to experience the feeling of hanging suspended before using in a
hunting environment. This experience will ensure you remain calm and collected should
you experience a fall while hunting. failure to follow these instructions may result
in serious injury or death!
WARNING! The length of the full-body fall arrest harness tether must be kept to a
minimum at all times during use. It should be adjusted so that it is above the head with
no slack (snug) in the sitting position and you should have the minimum amount of
slack possible when climbing. Never let the tether strap get under your chin or around
your neck. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Should you experience a fall there is time to make a correct decision
on what action needs to take place. It is important to remember: DO NOT PANIC!
failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death!
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO USING THIS PRODUCT.
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
WARNING! If you have a limiting physical and/or health condition that precludes
and/or renders you incapable of self-recovery and/or a suitable escape plan is not
available, DO NOT hunt from heights above ground-level. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! fALLS fRoM A TREESTAND CAN oCCUR ANYTIME AfTER LEAVING THE
GRoUND. THESE fALLS CoULD RESULT IN EITHER SERIoUS INjURY oR DEATH! foR
YoUR PERSoNAL SAfETY, PLEASE TAKE A MoMENT To CAREfULLY READ THIS PRoDUCT
INSTRUCTIoN MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY BEfoRE ATTEMPTING To ASSEMBLE, SET-UP,
INSTALL, AND/oR oTHERWISE USE THIS BIG GAME®PRoDUCT. AT LEAST ANNUALLY,
REVIEW THE CoNTENTS of THIS INSTRUCTIoN MANUAL AND WATCH THE TREESTAND
SAFETY: IT'S UP TO YOU DVD. ADDITIoNALLY, KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIoNS foR THE
ENTIRE DURATIoN THAT YoU oWN THIS PRoDUCT(S). fAILURE To foLLoW THESE
INSTRUCTIoNS MAY RESULT IN SERIoUS INjURY oR DEATH!
WARNING! THE SAfE USE AND oPERATIoN of THIS PRoDUCT IS THE SoLE
RESPoNSIBILITY of THE USER. IT IS ALSo THE SoLE RESPoNSIBILITY of THE
oWNER To PRoVIDE ANY PERSoN(S) WHo BoRRoW oR PURCHASE THIS PRoDUCT
fRoM THEM WITH THESE CoMPLETE INSTRUCTIoNS. fAILURE To foLLoW THESE
INSTRUCTIoNS MAY RESULT IN SERIoUS INjURY oR DEATH! ADDITIoNALLY, fAILURE
To foLLoW THESE INSTRUCTIoNS MAY SUBjECT YoU To PERSoNAL LIABILITY
PENALTIES AS DETERMINED BY THE U.S. jUDICIAL SYSTEM.
WARNING! Prior to each hunt, make sure that you have a signaling device (e.g., mobile
phone, radio, whistle, signal flare, Personal Locator Device [PLD], etc.) in your
possession and on your person in an operable condition. This device must be within
easy access should you experience the need to contact emergency assistance.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Practice the use of your Big Game®full-body fall arrest harness and Suspension
Relief Device (SRD) at ground-level in the presence of a responsible adult to experience
the feeling of hanging suspended before using in a hunting environment. failure to
follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! NEVER allow the full-body fall arrest harness tether to get under your
chin or around your neck. This poses a choking hazard that can lead to serious injury
or death. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! If your hunting location is unknown by anyone and communication
efforts are unsuccessful, you must have a personal plan for self-recovery/escape
should you experience a fall. Prolonged suspension in a full-body fall arrest
harness can be fatal. It is important to exercise the legs by pushing against the
tree or doing other forms of continuous leg exercises to avoid blood pooling while
being suspended. Varying degrees of physical fitness may require different plans
for self-recovery/escape the effects of prolonged suspension. Have a personal
plan and practice it in the presence of a responsible adult before leaving the ground.
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
No one escape/rescue plan will work for every hunter, on every tree, in every
circumstance. Only you can determine the best self-recovery/escape plan for
your hunting situation before leaving the ground. There is time to make a correct
decision on what action to take if a fall occurs while wearing a full-body fall arrest
harness. It is important to remember, DO NOT PANIC. Remain calm and implement
your practiced rescue, relief and recovery plan. Hunt from the ground when a
self-recovery/escape ability is absent. Failure to follow these instructions may
result in serious injury or death!
FULL- BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING! READ THESE BIG GAME® TREESTANDS FULL-BODY FALL ARREST
HARNESS INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS!
YOUR NEW FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS IS DESIGNED FOR A MAXIMUM
CAPACITY(USER AND EQUIPMENT) OF 300 POUNDS (136 kg). ADDITIONALLY,
YOUR NEW FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS MUST BE REPLACED AFTER
THREE (3) YEARS OF SERVICE! REPLACE YOUR FULL-BODY FALL ARREST
HARNESS IMMEDIATELY SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE A FALL WHILE WEARING IT.
WARNING! Use the Big Game®
Treestands' full-body fall arrest
harness provided with this product
or similar TMA certified harness.
NOTE: You must store your fullbody fall arrest harness out of direct
sunlight and out of any other harsh
environmental condition(s)
that may adversely affect its
performance. Failure to follow
these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
STEP 1. Identify the main parts of
the full-body fall arrest harness
(fig. 1). Hold the full-body fall arrest
harness by the tether loop insuring
the harness is upright and leg straps
are hanging down. Straighten any
parts that have become twisted.
Insert arms through each shoulder
strap. (fig. 2)
Fig 1
Tether
Front View
Tether
Rear View
Waist
Right
Waist
Loop
Right
Leg Strap
Left
Waist
Loop
Left
Leg Strap
Belt
SRD Strap
Left
Leg Strap
Right
Leg Strap
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
STEP 2. Feed the left leg strap between legs and
thread through the bottom left waist loop. Repeat
with the right leg strap, feeding between legs and
through right waist loop. (fig. 3)
Fig 2
shoulder
strap
shoulder
strap
STEP 3. Secure the two leg straps by threading
the 3 bar buckle as shown in Figure 4. Tighten
the leg straps snuggly. DO NOT over tighten as
this will cut off the circulation to your leg. The
Big Game® Treestands full-body fall arrest
harness should look like the one depicted in
Figure 6 when donned correctly.
NOTE: If leg straps are too long, feed left leg
strap with buckle through bottom of the left
waist loop, down the top of the right waist loop
and secure to right leg strap with 3 Bar
Buckle as instructed.
WARNING! It is very important to complete
this step of the assembly. An improperly
secured buckle may cause full-body fall arrest
harness failure resulting in serious injury or
death! If there is not enough strap available
to complete this step, DO NOT USE THIS
FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS! You
may need to purchase and use a larger
specialty sized TMA Certified full-body fall
arrest harness.
waist
belt
Fig 3
shoulder
strap
shoulder
strap
STEP 4. If necessary to use a climbing belt for
the field installation of your treestand, feed the
climbing belt through one of the waist loops
leg strap
leg strap
and wrap the free end around the tree. Then
feed opposite end through the opposite waist loop and use 3 bar buckle method
described in Figure 4 to secure. (fig. 5)
STEP 5. Once you have reached your desired height, insert the tree belt through the
loop of the tether. (fig. 6) Then, carefully wrap the tree belt around the tree at a height
that allows just enough slack for you to sit comfortably in your stand. Keeping the
tether as short as possible limits the distance you will travel in case of a fall. To
secure the strap, insert free end up through the slot in the buckle closest to opposite
end of the tree belt strap, then cross over the sliding mechanism and back down
through opposite slot. Pull on strap to secure and test to make sure sliding
mechanism engages, creating secure strap placement. (fig. 7, 8, 9)
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ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
Fig 5
Fig 4
Slot A
Fig 6
tether
Slot B
3 Bar
Left
Buckle
Leg
Strap
Right
Leg
Strap
tree belt
lineman belt
Up through Slot B
Fig 7
tree belt
Down through Slot A
side view
Back over top
Fig 8
tree
belt
Down through Slot B
Pull tight to secure
Fig 9
tether
Standing
tree
belt
tree
belt
tether
Sitting
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STEPS TO FOLLOW IF A FALL WAS TO OCCUR:
Although no one plans to fall from their treestand, falls can and do occur without
warning. It is important to become familiar with the guidelines below and practice
your recovery plan at ground-level. Failure to read, understand, and follow these
steps may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! There is time to make a correct decision on what action to take
if a fall occurs while wearing a full-body fall arrest harness. It is important NOT
TO PANIC! Remain calm and implement your practiced rescue, relief and recovery
plan. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! A suspension relief device must be on your person and readily
accessible while using a full-body fall arrest harness. These devices will allow
you to relieve the load on the lower extremities if suspended in a full-body fall
arrest harness and help maintain circulation in the legs and mitigate suspension
trauma (blood pooling) or allow descent to the ground. Follow all instructions
below regarding the provided SRD (Suspension Relief Device) and NEVER
remove it from your full-body fall arrest harness. Failure to follow full-body
fall arrest harness instructions could result in not being able to return to the
stand and being suspended in a full-body fall arrest harness after a fall. Failure
to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death!
STEP 1. After a fall, take a moment to catch your breath and stay calm;
DO NOT PANIC.
STEP 2. Pull on the SRD strap located on the lower back side of your full-body
fall arrest harness. (see fig. 10)
STEP 3. Adjust the SRD strap so that you are able to step into the loop and then
stand up, relieving the pressure on your lower extremities. The loop size can be
adjusted by moving the buckle up or down. (see fig. 11 & 12)
STEP 4. If you are able to reach your ladder or climbing system, use it to get back
into your secured treestand and then carefully climb down to ground-level. If you
are not able to reach your stand, remain calm and continue to stand in the SRD
loop until help arrives. (see fig. 13)
STEP 5. Use your personal locating device or cell phone to call for help.
NOTE: Several optional products/systems are available that offer self-recovery or
self-extraction from a fall when suspended in a full-body fall arrest harness. Some
systems automatically descend the user while others allow user control. One of
these products/systems can be considered for use as an additional safety precaution
against prolonged suspension and suspension trauma. Be sure to follow the
manufacturers’ directions on the safe use of these products/systems.
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Fig 10
Fig 12
Fig 11
Fig 13
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CR3901-S THE ULTRA-VIEW™ DX
WARNING! Read the WEIGHT RESTRICTION WARNING, USAGE INSTRUCTIONS
& WARNINGS and FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS USAGE INSTRUCTIONS
& WARNINGS on pages 4-17 prior to assembly of this product! Failure to follow
the instructions on this page and pages 4-17 may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT over tighten the hardware. Over tightening can lead to
structural damage and may negatively affect the performance of your stand.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
Refer to pages 88-95, Field Installation-Ladderstands, for installation instructions.
NOTE: Steps 1-11 require you to temporarily finger tighten nuts to ensure proper
alignment. All bolts should be installed from the inside with nylock nuts on the outside.
STEP 1. First, attach the left foot platform to the right foot platform using (3)
1/4" x 2 1/2" hex bolts [L] and (3) 1/4" nylock nuts to secure. (fig. 1)
STEP 2. Next attach the top ladder section and foot rest to the left/right foot
platforms using (2) 1/4" x 1 3/4" hex bolts [A], (4) nylon washers and (2) 1/4"
nylock nuts. (fig. 1)
STEP 3. Using (2) 5/16" x 2 1/2" hex bolts [I] and (2) 5/16" nylock nuts attach the
left outer foot platform to the left foot platform. Repeat for right side. (fig. 1)
STEP 4. Attach the platform support to the left/right foot platforms using (4)
1/4" x 3" hex bolts [B] and (4) 1/4" nylock nuts. NOTE: The seat hub bracket on
the platform support should be toward the rear of the unit. (fig. 2)
STEP 5. Attach the seat hub to left/right foot platforms using (2) 5/16" x 1 3/4"
hex bolts [F] and (2) 5/16" nylock nuts. Then, attach the seat hub to the seat
hub bracket using (2) 5/16" x 3/4" hex bolts [C]. (fig. 2)
STEP 6. Insert the seat post into the seat hub. Then assemble the seat platform
onto the seat post. NOTE: (2) 4" nylon washers should be added between seat post
and seat hub and between seat post and seat platform. Using (2) 5/16" x 1 1/4"
hex bolts [D] and (2) 5/16" nylock nuts attach the backrest to the seat platform
at desired height. (fig. 2)
STEP 7. Next attach the platform gussets to the outside of the left and right outer
foot platforms and to the inside of the top ladder section using (4) 5/16" x 2 1/4"
hex bolts [H] and (4) 5/16" nylock nuts. (fig. 3)
STEP 8. Next attach the left/right under support gussets to the platform support
using (2) 5/16" x 1 1/4" hex bolts [D] and (2) 5/16" nylock nuts. Then, attach the
left/right under support gussets to the outside of the top ladder section using (2)
1/4" x 2 1/4" hex bolts [K] and (2) 1/4" nylock nuts. (fig. 3)
STEP 9. Attach the rail supports to the left and right foot platforms and left
and right outer foot platforms using (8) 5/16" x 1 1/2" hex bolts [E] and (8)
5/16" nylock nuts. Then attach the rear rail supports in the same method using
(4) 5/16" x 1 1/2" hex bolts [E] and (4) 5/16" nylock nuts to secure. (fig. 4)
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STEP 10. Assemble the rail by sleeving the rear rails into the front rails and
secure using (2) 1/4" x 1 1/4" hex bolts [J] and (2) 1/4" nylock nuts. Next insert
the rail connector into each end of the front rails, aligning holes. (fig. 4)
STEP 11. Attach the assembled rail to the outside of the (4) rail supports and the (2)
rear rail supports using (6) 5/16" x 2" hex bolts [G] and (6) 5/16" nylock nuts. (fig. 4)
STEP 12. SECURELY TIGHTEN EVERY NUT AND BOLT AT THIS TIME.
STEP 13. Attach shooting rail cover, seat cushion and backrest cushion. (fig. 4)
To activate your product’s warranty, a registration card can be found on page 103
and must be completed and returned to the manufacturer within 30 days of purchase.
Be sure to keep a copy of this for your records.
Parts List (CR3901-S)
Part #
UP11-0155
UP10-0172
UP10-0173
UP11-0006
UP11-0007
UP11-0008
UP11-0009
UP10-0195
UP11-0010
UP11-0011
UP10-0051
UP11-0013
UP11-0014
UP11-0015
UP11-0016
UP10-0198
UP10-0199
UP10-0177
UP10-0336
UP10-0123
UP10-0529
UP10-0530
UP11-0017
UP11-0018
UP11-0019
UP11-0020
Description
Qty
S - Top Ladder Section
1
S - Middle Ladder Section
1
S - Bottom Ladder Section
1
Left foot Platform
1
Right foot Platform
1
Left outer foot Platform
1
Right outer foot Platform
1
Platform Support
1
Platform Gusset
2
Backrest
1
Backrest Cushion
1
Seat frame
1
Seat Cushion
1
Seat Post
1
Seat Hub
1
Right Under Support Gusset 1
Left Under Support Gusset
1
Support Bar - Ladder Piece
1
Support Bar - Tree Piece
1
foot Rest
1
Rail Support
4
Rear Rail Support
2
front Rail
2
Rear Rail
2
Rail Connector
1
Rail Cover
1
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
Part #
UP10-0027
UP10-0182
UP10-0183
UP10-0008
UP10-0660
UP12-0009
UP77-0021
UP77-0027
UP77-0035
UP77-0036
UP77-0038
UP77-0039
UP77-0041
UP77-0044
UP77-0043
UP77-0018
UP77-0024
UP77-0025
UP77-0030
UP77-0064
UP77-0001
UP77-0029
UP77-0065
UP77-0006
Description
Qty
Ratchet Strap
1
Rope
1
Stabilizer Strap
2
full Body Harness
1
Treestand Safety DVD
1
owners Manual
1
Hardware Pack
1
[A] 1/4" x 1 3/4" Hex Bolt
3
[B] 1/4" x 3" Hex Bolt
4
[C] 5/16" x 3/4" Hex Bolt
2
[D] 5/16" x 1 1/4" Hex Bolt 4
[E] 5/16" x 1 1/2" Hex Bolt 12
[f] 5/16" x 1 3/4" Hex Bolt 2
[G] 5/16" x 2" Hex Bolt
4
[H] 5/16" x 2 1/4" Hex Bolt 6
[I] 5/16" x 2 1/2" Hex Bolt 4
[j] 1/4" x 1 1/4" Hex Bolt
2
[K] 1/4" x 2 1/4" Hex Bolt
2
[L] 1/4" x 2 1/2" Hex Bolt
3
5/16" Nylon Washer
4
4" Nylon Washer
2
1/4" Nylock Nut
13
5/16" Nylock Nut
32
Snap Pin
5
1/4" Wing Nut
1
Adjustable Wrench
qty 2
Min. Tree Diameter • 9 Inches
# Person(s) • oNE (1)
CR3901-S
SPECIFICATIONS Max.Weight Capacity (user and equipment) • 300 lb/136 kg
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CR3901-S FIGURE 1
Right foot Platform
I
Right
outer foot
Platform
Left foot Platform
I
Nylon
Washers
I
I
A
L
A
foot Rest
L
L
Nylon Washers
Left outer foot Platform
Top Ladder Section
WARNING! The foot rest is not meant
to bear more than 15 lbs of force. This part
is meant as a foot rest only. DO NOT use
as a step when climbing into or out of your
ladderstand! Failure to follow this warning
may result in serious injury or death!
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CR3901-S FIGURE 2
4" Nylon Washer
Backrest
Seat Post
D
D
Seat
Platform
4" Nylon Washer
f
f
Seat
Hub
Right foot Platform
B
B
Left foot Platform
B
B
C
C
Seat
Hub
Bracket
Platform Support
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CR3901-S FIGURE 3
Right outer
foot Platform
H
Platform
Support
Platform
Gusset
H
Left outer
foot Platform
D
H
Top Ladder
Section
H
K
K
Right
Under
Support
Gusset
Platform Gusset
D
Left Under Support Gusset
Middle
Ladder Section
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CR3901-S FIGURE 4
Shooting Rail
Cover
Backrest
Cushion
Rear Rail
j
Seat Cu
shion
Rear Rail
front Rail
Rail Connector
j
front Rail
G
G
Rear Rail
Support
Rail
Support
G
EE
G
E
Rail
Support
G
Right
foot
Platform
E
Right
outer foot
Platform
G
Rear Rail
Support
Rail
Support
E
E
Left foot
Platform
Rail Support
E
E
E
Left outer
foot Platform
E E
E
WARNING! A shooting rail has been provided to serve as a weapon support. This
shooting rail is not designed to carry the weight of the user. Under no circumstances
should you place your weight on this shooting rest. Failure to follow these instructions
may result in serious injury or death!
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These warnings apply to all Ladderstands (Model CR3801-S, CR3806-S,
CR3811-S, CR3813-S, CR3901-S, CR4055-S, CR4105-S, CR4106-S,
CR4200-S, CR4250-S, CR4301-S, CR4500-S, CR4601-S, CR4801-S,
CR4850-S, CR5005-S, CR5020-S); Prior to using this stand you must
also read and follow all Safety Warnings from pages 4-17 of this manual.
ATTENTION!!
WHEN YOU SEE A " WARNING!" BE SURE TO HEED THE MESSAGE!
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE MESSAGES
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
WARNING! You must wear the factory provided full-body fall arrest harness included
with this product at all times during use of this product. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Never climb, install or use a treestand with a single safety belt or chest
harness. These devices have been deemed unsafe for use in climbing apparatus
applications and may endanger your personal safety. Use only the factory provided
full-body fall arrest harness which meets TMA standards or a similar TMA cerified
harness. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! DO NOT use this, or any other product(s) to climb utility poles,
telephone poles, structural columns or any other man-made structures. Never use
this or any other product(s) around power generation (transformers, generators,
substations, etc.) and/or power transmission equipment (power lines). failure to
follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Do not use this or any other product(s) if you have a history of heart
problems, back problems, impaired vision, equilibrium problems, high blood
pressure or any other physical impairment that may limit your ability to use and/or
operate this product(s) in the safe manner outlined in this Instruction Manual.
Additionally, do not use this or any other product(s) if you are currently taking any
medication and/or substance, including alcohol, that may limit your ability to use
this product(s) as outlined and described in this Instruction Manual. failure to
follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Do not attempt to use this or any other product(s) when thunderstorms
are threatening and/or present within five (5) miles. Do not attempt to use this or
any other product(s) when any other adverse weather condition presents itself. These
include weather conditions which have the potential for producing winds, lightning,
rain, snow, sleet and/or any other atmospheric condition which may limit the user’s
ability to operate this product(s) in a safe manner as described in this Instruction
Manual. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! This product(s) is designed for adult use only! No one under the age of
16 should attempt to use this or any other product(s) without direct adult supervision.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Do not attempt to use this and/or any other product(s) when ice, snow
and/or freezing rain has deposited or formed on any portion of the tree you intend
to climb. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
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WARNING! Never attempt to either climb up or climb down with a weapon in your
possession. ALWAYS unload your weapon and pull it up to hunting height using a
tether or pull-up rope. ALWAYS lower your unloaded weapon down to the ground
prior to attempting to climb down. failure to follow these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
WARNING! Never attempt to hunt from an unlevel treestand. Additionally, never
attempt to level your treestand at heights above the ground. If you find that your
treestand is unlevel, canted, angled awkwardly upward or downward, or in any
configuration other than level, immediately climb down to ground-level and readjust
your treestand as necessary to alleviate this awkward angle. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Thoroughly inspect this or any other product(s) prior to each use for
signs of wear, rot, corrosion, cracks, deterioration and/or any other type of defect.
Protect this product from extended exposure to direct sunlight, excessive heat or
freezing temperatures. Do not use this or any other product(s) if it shows evidence
of wear, rot, corrosion, cracks, deterioration and/or any other type of defect. failure
to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
We are very serious about your personal safety. A full-body fall arrest harness has
been included with this product for your use. The full-body fall arrest harness has
been designed to keep you from experiencing a fall.
READ THE FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS MANUAL CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW
ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS! YOUR NEW FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS IS
DESIGNED FOR A MAXIMUM CAPACITY (USER AND EQUIPMENT) OF 300 POUNDS
(136 KG). ADDITIONALLY - YOUR NEW FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS MUST
BE REPLACED AFTER THREE (3) YEARS OF SERVICE! PLEASE CONTACT US FOR
FULL-BODY FALL ARREST HARNESS REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE SHOULD YOU
EXPERIENCE A FALL OR SHOULD IT EXCEED THE THREE (3) YEAR SERVICE PERIOD.
WARNING! Prior to attempting to use this or any other product(s) you must take a
moment and become familiar with its assembly, setup and installation. You must
practice installing, setting-up and using this product(s) at ground-level prior to
attempting to use it at heights above ground-level. once you have become
thoroughly knowledgeable and comfortable with this product(s) setup, installation
and use at ground-level, you are now ready to use it at heights above ground-level.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! This ladderstand was designed to be used on trees with a MINIMUM
DIAMETER OF 9-INCHES. DO NOT use on trees with smaller diameters. failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Never install, set-up, or climb to your ladderstand with a weapon. Use
a pull up rope to carefully raise your unloaded weapon after full-body fall arrest
harness is secure and you are set in the stand.
To activate your product’s warranty, a registration card can be found on page 103
and must be completed and returned to the manufacturer within 30 days of purchase.
Be sure to keep a copy of this for your records
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FIELD INSTALLATION - LADDERSTANDS
STEP 1. Select a healthy and straight tree. Remove all dead branches or limbs that
will be in the way prior to setting up this ladderstand.
Ladderstand Install
STEP 2. Assemble ladder sections to the main
FIGURE 1
section. NOTE: All ladder sections will be assembled
with the narrow section facing upward and all larger ends
(sleeves) facing downward. (fig. 1) After assembling
the ladder, insert snap pins in every joint to secure.
NOTE: If your ladder has Safety Sleeves (CR4850-S)
please refer to page 94.
STEP 3. Attach the (2) stabilizer straps to each side
of the rear frame support (near the bark biters).
Secure straps by wrapping strap around rear frame
support and pulling through its looped end. (fig. 2)
Then, firmly tie straps to a lower-level ladder rung.
NOTE: Do not attempt to install your
Ladderstand Install • FIGURE 2
ladderstand without the straps firmly
tied to the ladder.
Rear frame Support
STEP 4. Place the ladderstand flat on
the ground in front of the tree with the
bottom ladder section approximately 2
feet away from the base of the trunk.
Then with at least 3 adults, gently raise
the ladderstand to a vertical position
allowing the bark biters to come into
direct contact with the tree. (fig. 3) once
elevated completely, carefully pull the
base away from the tree until the sitting
& standing platforms are parallel to the
ground. (fig. 4)
Bark Biters
Stabilizer
Strap
WARNING! You must have three (3) adults to install or remove your stand from the
tree. failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
STEP 5. Attach the adjustable support bar to the ladderstand. NOTE: The adjustable
support bar for CR4200-S and CR4850-S should be attached to the highest ladder
rung that is reachable from the ground. The other support bars should be attached to
receivers on the middle ladder section. Adjust the length so that the tree piece fits
snugly to the tree, providing rigid support to the ladder; insert snap pin or bolt cap to
secure. once you have set the adjustable support bar, use the rope to secure it to the
tree. (See pages 94-95). NOTE: No support bar is included or required for CR5020-S
STEP 6. When the ladderstand is level and the adjustable support bar is secure,
untie the stabilizer straps from the ladder section. Crisscross stabilizer straps
behind the tree trunk pulling them snug. Then, secure each stabilizer strap by tying
several firm knots around a middle section ladder rung. NOTE: Tie the stabilizer
straps as high as you can reach while standing safely on the ground. (fig. 5)
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Ladderstand Install • FIGURE 3
Ladderstand Install • FIGURE 5
Ladderstand Install • FIGURE 4
Ladderstand Install
FIGURE 6
ratchet strap
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Note: Some models require 2 ratchet straps.
WARNING! The two (2) stabilizer straps must be attached and tightened prior to climbing
to attach the platform(s) ratchet strap(s). Additionally, the adjustable support bar(s)
and the adjustable support bar(s) rope must be installed (where included) prior to
climbing to install the platform(s) ratchet(s). failure to follow these instructions may
result in serious injury or death!
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TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
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WARNING! Prior to climbing, make sure that all the ladders sections are firmly
connected with the proper hardware in place. Make sure none of the sections have
become separated. If they are, do not climb the ladder. With the help of two other
adults, lower the stand back down to the ground and reattach the ladder rungs and
reinstall the hardware in the manner previously described. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Prior to attempting to climb a ladder stand for the first time, make
certain the feet of the bottom rung ladder section are firmly planted on solid, level
ground. If they are not firmly planted on level ground, DO NOT climb the ladder. With
the help of two (2) other adults, lower the stand and find a suitable location to
safely install the ladder stand. failure to follow these instructions may result in
serious injury or death!
WARNING! Before attempting to climb the ladderstand, bounce on the bottom
ladder section to set the ladder into the ground before proceeding higher. failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! Always lean forward while climbing and securely attach your full-body fall
arrest harness tree belt to the tree prior to securing the platform to the tree and stepping
onto the platform. failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death!
STEP 7. CRITICAL STEP! After installing the adjustable support bar and stabilizer
straps, it is now time to attach the RATCHET STRAP(S) to the top section of your
ladderstand. Ratchets are attached at the contact point from the stand to the tree.
Hook one end of the ratchet onto the rear frame support, near the bark biters, wrap
around tree trunk, and connect to opposite side. Carefully tighten the VITAL
RATCHET STRAP securely. (see fig. 6, page 90) NOTE: TWO (2) VITAL RATCHET
STRAPS ARE INCLUDED AND NECESSARY FOR SOME MODELS. ALWAYS USE
ALL PARTS REQUIRED.
WARNING! When climbing to secure the ratchet strap(s) on the platform(s), it is
important to lean forward when climbing to keep the stand centered and secure to
the tree trunk. Do NoT lean backwards when climbing. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! When climbing, always maintain three points of contact as you ascend
(climb up) and while descending (climb down). failure to maintain three points of
contact puts the user at serious risk of bodily injury. failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury or death!
WARNING! The platform ratchet strap(s), stabilizer straps and adjustable support
bar(s) have all been included with your new ladderstand to ensure its solid attachment
to the tree. All three of these safety devices must be installed as outlined in this
Instruction Manual. failure to install these safety devices as outlined in this Instruction
Manual may result in serious injury or death! NOTE: No support bar is included or
required for CR5020-S.
STEP 8. You are now ready to use your ladderstand!
WARNING! This product(s) is designed for adult use only! No one under the age of
16 should attempt to use this or any other product(s) without direct adult supervision.
failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death!
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VITAL RATCHET INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1. Thread strap through slot in the center of the ratchet reel. (see fig. 1) Remove
slack from strap by pulling loose end as tightly as possible. (see fig. 2)
STEP 2. Then ratchet handle back and forth to tighten straps, a minimum of two (2)
wraps around the ratchet reel is required. (see fig. 3)
STEP 3. After strap is tight, close handle to the lock position.
STEP 4. To remove tension, pull spring loaded retaining lock and open ratchet completely,
then manually pull strap to loosen. (see fig. 4)
RATCHET • FIGURE 1
RATCHET • FIGURE 2
RATCHET • FIGURE 3
RATCHET • FIGURE 4
2X Min.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES AND REPLACEMENT PARTS
Any number of innovative accessories are available and sold separately to compliment
your new climbing system. only genuine authorized accessories should be used with your
climbing system. Genuine replacement parts are also available online or via telephone.
Should you require parts or service, or if you just have a question about this, or any
other product(s), simply give one of our customer service representatives a call
toll-free at 800 -268 - 5077 or visit www.BigGameTreestands.com
STORAGE AND CARE OF YOUR STAND
Your new treestand is factory finished with a state-of- the-art powder coating that
guarantees years of trouble-free service. It is recommended that you store your
treestand out of direct sunlight and out of any other harsh environmental condition(s)
that may adversely affect its performance.
This Instruction Manual complies with the Treestand Manufacturers Association’s
TMS 04 - Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions & TMS 02 - Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest Systems
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ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT BARS
STEP 1. Assemble adjustable support bars by sliding Part A into the Part B.
NOTE: The snap pin will be used to set the desired length of the adjustable support bars.
STEP 2. Attach support bar to ladder using remaining bolts and wing nuts.
NOTE: These figures relate to Step 5 of the Installation Instructions from page 90.
ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT BAR ASSEMBLY FOR CR4850-S
CONNECTING LADDER SECTIONS
WITH SAFETY SLEEVES
STEP 1. Place the Safety Sleeve over the top of
the middle ladder section.
Ladder
Section
STEP 2. Insert the Middle Ladder section into
the Top Ladder Section so that the Safety Sleeve
is on the outside of both ladder pieces.
STEP 3. Insert the Snap Pin through the
predrilled holes of the Safety Sleeves, Top Ladder
Section and Middle Ladder Section to connect
all pieces together. NOTE: Be sure that the
predrilled hole of the Safety Sleeve is assembled
to the top of the assembly.
Snap
Pin
Safety
Sleeve
Safety
Sleeve
Snap
Pin
Ladder
Section
Adjustable Support Bar
Tree Piece
Adjustable
Bolt Cap
Adjustable Support Bar
Ladder Piece
ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT BAR
Ladder
Section
STEP 1. Assemble adjustable support
sliding tree piece into the ladder piece.
The adjustable bolt cap will be used to
desired length of the adjustable support
bar by
NOTE:
set the
bar.
STEP 2. Attach adjustable support bar to ladder
using remaining bolts and wing nuts.
NOTE: These figures relate to Step 5 of the
Installation Instructions from page 90.
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STANDARD LIMITED WARRANTY
Warranty: BGHA, Inc. warrants all Big Game® Hunting Accessories treestands or
climbing system products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a
period of twelve months from the original date of retail purchase. BGHA, Inc. warrants
the enclosed hardware (where applicable) is delivered to be free from physical defects
for a period of twelve months from the original date of retail purchase.
Repair Procedures, Exclusive Remedy: BGHA, Inc. will at its option, repair, or replace products
not conforming to this limited warranty at no charge. THIS IS THE SoLE AND EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY AVAILABLE foR BREACH of WARRANTY oR UNDER ANY oTHER LEGAL THEoRY
WITH RESPECT To BIG GAME HUNTING ACCESSoRIES PRoDUCTS. If you find a
product to be defective, contact the customer service department at 1(800) 268 -5077.
When you receive authorization, return the product as directed at your expense. Product
repairs not covered by warranty, and product updates, will be provided at a set rate.
Limitations: This warranty is void if the product is damaged by improper or abnormal use
or by accident; if the product is altered or modified in any way other that those directed by
official Big Game®Hunting Accessories instructions; or if any attempt is made to repair the
product without authorization from BGHA, Inc. It is solely the purchaser’s responsibility to
determine the suitability of these products for each particular application. Big Game®Hunting
Accessories products are intended for hunting and hunting only. Big Game®Hunting Accessories
are in all events not suitable, and are not authorized, for use in any situations that
might pose potentially injurious to life and health, other than those situations that the
products are intended for. This warranty is not assignable or transferable.
No Other Warranties: EXCEPT AS PRoVIDED IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SET foRTH IN
THE WARRANTY CARD SUPPLIED WITH BIG GAME HUNTING ACCESSoRIES AND INSTRUCTIoN
SHEETS ARE PRoVIDED "AS IS ". ALL oTHER WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIoNS, oRAL
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obligations inconsistent with or in addition to those set forth in this limited warranty.
No Damages: IN No EVENT WILL BGHA, INC. BE LIABLE foR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, oR CoNSEqUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING fRoM BREACH of WARRANTY
oR UNDER ANY oTHER LEGAL THEoRY, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
In no event will BGHA, Inc. be liable for sums in excess of the purchase price of the
product. BGHA, Inc is thus not liable for lost profits or goodwill; downtime; damage or
destruction of items or equipment used with, or in conjunction with, BGHA, Inc.; personal
injury or loss; or any other damages.
General: (a) This agreement is the entire agreement between you and BGHA, Inc.;
supercedes any prior or different agreements, representations, or proposals; and may
be changed only by written agreement with BGHA, Inc. (b) Waiver by any party of any
default or breach of this agreement will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent
default or breach of the same of different kind. (c) The invalidity of any provision of this
agreement shall not affect the validity of the other provisions hereof. (d) This agreement
shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, U.S.A.
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To activate your product’s warranty, please mail in your registration
card or submit it online at www.biggametreestands.com
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Product Purchased
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Serial Number
Owner’s Name
Street Address
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State
Zip Code
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Phone
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Other, Please Explain
Are you a:
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Treestand Preference:
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Ladderstand
Will you use the full-body fall arrest harness provided or a different brand?
If different, which brand & model?
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Although Big Game® Treestands are manufactured with the highest standards, regular
maintenance is required for the up-keep of your product. Regular maintenance is the
responsibility of the consumer; we recommend that you replace all strap assembies
and cam-buckle straps for your treestand at least annually, cables at least every two
years, and ALL hardware at least every three years. If at anytime there is a defect with
any part of your treestand, we insist that you replace the part prior to using the stand.
Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair, including the use of
unauthorized replacement parts, will void all warranties.
Replacement parts may be ordered on our website at www.biggametreestands.com or
by calling our customer service department at 800-268-5077.
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